Cardiovascular Support

Dear Doctor

Why Polyphenols? Because they have molecules that act like generals – organizing and directing the body to repair, heal, protect, and so much more!

In this research article, we will look at how polyphenols improve cardiovascular health.

Lai et al. (2015) reported that total fruit intake (g/day) derived from a 217-item Food Frequency Questionnaire was obtained from 30,458 women (aged 35–69 years) at baseline from 1995–1998., the richest sources of phenolic compounds, correlated with improved cardiovascular health with an estimated 6–7% reduction in deaths from CVDs for every 80 g portion. This study concluded that total fruit intake rather than intake of a specific type of fruit is protective against CVD. In terms of specific types of fruits, commonly researched varieties include berries, such as blackberries, raspberries, black raspberries and blueberries, grapes, citrus fruit, pomegranates, strawberries and apples. These fruits are rich in polyphenols like flavanols, flavonols, anthocyanins, procyanidins, sterols, carotenoids, and hydroycinnamic acids.

Phyto Power- DNA & Cellular Health as a dietary supplement offers several species of especially potent wild-crafted, Alaskan Blueberries, Rosehips, and Dandelions, offering powerful hermetic benefits of polyphenols for DNA and cellular health.

Take two capsules daily.

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The wilds of Alaska provide an amazing environment for powerful plants and berries— fertile volcanic ash soil, and a harsh environment that challenges plants to put out high levels of phenols (e.g. flavonoids) to protect themselves.

To give you an idea on the impact a region has on the concentration of medically useful actives in its produce notice the different between an Alaskan rosehip and the typical European rosehip (the dog-rose) in terms of their phytonutrient load.  All of our fruits and vegetables used in our Therapeutic Food Supplement are sourced with this degree of thoughtfulness for high actives.

Flavonoids

  • Quercetin- 10.50 (Alaskan rosehip) verses 1.05 (European rosehip) in mg/g.
  • Hyperoside- 3.03 verses 4.30
  • Kaempferol- 1.62 verses 0.00
  • Isoquercitin- 0.78 verses 3.51
  • Naringenin- 0.26 verses 0.15
  • Rutin- 0.16 verses 0.67
  • Nothofagrin- 0.26 verses 0.07
  • Luteolin- 0.02 verses 0.01
  • Biochanin A- 0.02 verses 0.00

Catechins

  • Catechin- 72.5 verses 35.70
  • Epicatechin- 67.50 verses 33.70
  • gallocatechin- 0.93 verses 0.86
  • epicatechin gallate- 0.45 verses 0.15
  • catechin gallate- 0.25 verses 0.02.

Organic Acids

  • Ellagic acid- 48.30 verses 5.25
  • Gallic acid- 7.85 verses 0.14
  • p- Coumaric acid- 1.54 verses 0.16
  • Protocatachuic acid- 0.97 verses 0.18
  • Caffeic acid- 0.38 verses 0.00
  • Chlorogenic acid- 0.30 verses 0.05.
  • Salicylic acid- 0.22 verses 0.14
  • Fefulic acid- 0.06 verses 0.09

Vitamins

  • Vitamin C- 25.00 verses 10.00
  • Vitamin B3- 1.09 verses 0.19
  • Vitamin B2- 0.08 verses 0.11
  • Vitamin B1- 0.03 verses 0.01
  • Vitamin B6- 0.01 verses 0.00.

Carotenoids

  • Lycopene- 4.89 verses 2.98
  • b-Carotene- 1.15 verses1.53
  • Lutein- 0.21 verses 0.00
  • Zeaxanthin- 0.17 verses 0.19.

Phyto Power’s Alakan Rosehip provides high amount of catechins.  Two capsules gives one the equivalent of two squares of dark chocolate in catechins without the sugar.

 

References

  • Dower et al. (2015). Effects of the pure flavonoids epicatechin and quercetin on vascular function and cardiometabolic health: a randomized double-blind, placebo-controlled, crossover trial. Am J Clin Nutr; 101(5): 914-21.
  • Engler at al. (2004). Flavonoid-rich dark chocolate improves endothelial function and increases plasma epicatechin concentrations in healthy adults. J Am Coll Nutr; 23:197-204.
  • Greenwald SE. (2007). Ageing of the conduit arteries. J Pathol; 211(2): 157-172.
  • Lai, H. T. M., Threapleton, D. E., Day, A. J., Williamson, G., Cade, J. E., & Burley, V. J. (2015). Fruit intake and cardiovascular disease mortality in the UK Women’s Cohort Study. European journal of epidemiology, 30(9), 1035-1048.
  • Lorenz et al. 2007. Addition of milk prevents vascular protective effects of tea. European Heart Journal; 28(2): 2219-2223.
  • Nagao et al. (2007). A green tea extract high in catechins reduces body fat and cardiovascular risks in humans. Obesity; 15: 1473-1483.
  • Schroeter et al. (2006). Epicatechin mediates beneficial effects of flavanol-rich cocoa on vascular function in humans. PNAS; 103:1024-1029.
  • Serino, A., & Salazar, G. (2019). Protective role of polyphenols against vascular inflammation, aging and cardiovascular disease. Nutrients,11(1),
  • Tuso et al. (2013) Nutritional Update for Physicians: Plant-Based Diets.
  • WHO (World Health Organization) Cancer Statistics, Sept. (2016).

To your health,

Seann

We have developed our products based on scientific research and/or the practical experience of many healthcare practitioners. There is a growing body of literature on food based nutrition and supplements and their application in support of our health. Please use our products under the advisement of your doctor.

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Dear Doctor

Cognitive decline is a serious issue. And estimate of 16 million people live with cognitive impairment.  Over 5.1 million Americans live with Alzheimer’s disease (CDC, 2014; 2011). In 2019, Marcum et al.’s survey found that most people are aware of the risks associated with getting dementia but do not know what to do.

James Joseph and Shukitt-Hale have studied blueberries and brain health for many years (e.g., 2010). Their research studies have confirmed that a daily supplementation of blueberries reverse age-related deficits in different groups of aged rats (2019). Both Travica et al. (2019) and Dodd et al. (2019) found blueberry supplementation in adults and children improve cognition performance, and in particular, improve short – and long-term memory.

Wilhelmina Kalt has also led many research teams to study the power of blueberries (e.g., 2013). In a recent article, her team (2019) reviewed current research on the health benefits of blueberries and concluded that it is widely agreed that regular consumption of blueberries can be unconditionally recommended.

Blueberries contain large amounts of phytochemicals, and in particular, blueberries are abundant with anthocyanin pigments, which according to Kalt et al. (2019) makes the greatest impact on brain health.

Our Blueberry Extract is highly concentrated: 80 kilos make 1 kilo of extract – a powerhouse of anthocyanins for brain health. Furthermore, the Blueberry Extract is pure: 100% free of any fillers, excipients or flowing agents.

1-2 capsules twice daily for two weeks to start an intensive program, and 1 capsule a day as a maintenance.

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References:

  • Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. (2017). Cognitive impairment: a call for action now 2011.
  • Dodd, G. F., Williams, C. M., Butler, L. T., & Spencer, J. P. (2019). Acute effects of flavonoid-rich blueberry on cognitive and vascular function in healthy older adults. Nutrition and Healthy Aging, (Preprint), 1-14.Article
  • Kalt, W., Cassidy, A., Howard, L. R., Krikorian, R., Stull, A. J., Tremblay, F., & Zamora-Ros, R. (2019). Recent Research on the Health Benefits of Blueberries and Their Anthocyanins. Advances in Nutrition.Article
  • Kalt, W., Lawand, C., Ryan, D. A., McDonald, J. E., Donner, H., & Forney, C. F. (2003). Oxygen radical absorbing capacity, anthocyanin and phenolic content of highbush blueberries (Vaccinium corymbosum L.) during ripening and storage. Journal of the American Society for Horticultural Science128(6), 917-923. Article
  • Krikorian, R., Shidler, M. D., Nash, T. A., Kalt, W., Vinqvist-Tymchuk, M. R., Shukitt-Hale, B., & Joseph, J. A. (2010). Blueberry supplementation improves memory in older adults. Journal of agricultural and food chemistry58(7), 3996-4000.Article
  • Marcum, Z. A., Hohl, S. D., Gray, S. L., Barthold, D., Crane, P. K., & Larson, E. B. (2019). Brain health and dementia prevention: A mixed-method analysis. American journal of health behavior43(2), 300-310.Abstract
  • Shukitt-Hale, B., Thangthaeng, N., Miller, M. G., Poulose, S. M., Carey, A. N., & Fisher, D. R. (2019). Blueberries Improve Neuroinflammation and Cognition differentially Depending on Individual Cognitive baseline Status. The Journals of Gerontology: Series A74(7), 977-983.Abstract
  • Travica, N., D’Cunha, N. M., Naumovski, N., Kent, K., Mellor, D. D., Firth, J., … & Marx, W. (2019). The effect of blueberry interventions on cognitive performance and mood: a systematic review of randomized controlled trials. Brain, behavior, and immunity.Abstract

Best to you,

Seann Bardell

We have developed our products based on scientific research and/or the practical experience of many healthcare practitioners. There is a growing body of literature on food based nutrition and supplements and their application in support of our health. Please use our products under the advisement of your doctor.

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Transformation to healthy diets by 2050 will require substantial dietary shifts.  Global consumption of fruits, vegetables, nuts and legumes will have to double, and consumption of foods such as red meat and sugar will have to be reduced by more than 50%. A diet rich in plant-based foods and with fewer animal source foods confers both improved health and environmental benefits.  (Walter Willett MD, Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health, 2019)

Your Regenerative Power

March 26, 2020

Dear Doctor

We find ourselves in a reflective space.  What critical changes must we all make to bring more harmony to our planet? And how do we protect ourselves from this viral pandemic?

With the news media creating more fear and anxiety, we forget what integrative medicine has known and practiced for decades.

Your body is a powerful regenerative machine.  Every one of your cells, the tissues that make up your body’s systems, is in a constant state of cellular death and renewal.  You regenerate trillions of cells to keep each of your body’s functional systems in good order.

A fine tuned body knows how to effectively handle and counteract viruses, bacteria, and other pathogens.

We have learned that the best defense comes through eating a diversified and primarily plant based organic diet, drinking plenty of fluids, sleeping at least 7 hours, exercising, and taking supplements to boost every system in our body, including our immune system.

Do you know that Blueberries have the capacity to regenerate nerve tissues in the memory center of the brain and in the frontal cortex of our brain, the thinking center?

Do you know that probiotic organisms convert undigested soluble fibers (e.g., inulin, beta glucan, and pectin) into short chain fatty acids like butyric acid to energize the colon’s lining to healthily regenerate its cells?

Do you know that probiotic organisms loves plant polyphenols and break their molecular chains so the phenolic molecules can be absorbed into the systemic circulation and turn on the repair, renewal, and regenerative powers of our cells?

Food is indeed therapeutic and your body is a powerful machine that utilizes foods to regenerate and keep you healthy.

Let’s take a look at some of our Therapeutic Foods Supplements:

Phyto Power has Blueberries for our brains, Rose hip for our hearts, dandelions for our livers. A great source of polyphenols for probiotics to digest and help the colon to regenerate!  A great regime is to combine the Phyto Power with the Original Synbiotic Formula for diversified probiotic organisms and prebiotic fiber which enables the probiotics (good bugs) to regenerate and increase their numbers even faster.

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We suggest the No. 7 Systemic Booster and the Garlic as a foundational supplements to support the immune system.

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If you are prone to respiratory conditions add the Fructo Borate Complex.

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  • Abbas, H. M. K., Kong, X., Wu, J., Ali, M., & Dong, W. (2019). Antimicrobial Potential of Genes from Garlic (Allium sativum L.). In Studies on Garlic. IntechOpen
  • Biagi, E., Candela, M., Turroni, S., Garagnani, P., Franceschi, C., & Brigidi, P. (2013). Ageing and gut microbes: perspectives for health maintenance and longevity. Pharmacological Research, 69(1), 11-20.
  • Catarino, M. D., Silva, A., & Cardoso, S. M. (2017). Fucaceae: A source of bioactive phlorotannins. International journal of molecular sciences, 18(6), 1327.
  • Ding, S., Jiang, H., & Fang, J. (2018). Regulation of Immune Function by Polyphenols. Journal of immunology research, 2018. https://doi.org/10.1155/2018/1264074
  • Hunter, J. M., Nemzer, B. V., Rangavajla, N., Biţă, A., Rogoveanu, O. C., Neamţu, J., … & Mogoşanu, G. D. (2019). The Fructoborates: Part of a Family of Naturally Occurring Sugar–Borate Complexes—Biochemistry, Physiology, and Impact on Human Health: a Review. Biological trace element research, 188(1), 11-25.
  • Lamarche, B., Paradis, M. È., & Couture, P. (2010). Study of the acute impact of polyphenols from brown seaweeds on glucose control in healthy men and women. The FASEB Journal, 24(1 Supplement), 209-4.
  • Salehi, B., Zucca, P., Orhan, I. E., Azzini, E., Adetunji, C. O., Mohammed, S. A., … & Armstrong, L. (2019). Allicin and health: A comprehensive review. Trends in Food Science & Technology.
  • Takemura, M., Matsumoto, H., Niimi, A., Ueda, T., Matsuoka, H., Yamaguchi, M., … & Nakamura, T. (2006). High sensitivity C-reactive protein in asthma.European Respiratory Journal, 27(5), 908-91
  • Wilson, E. A., & Demmig-Adams, B. (2007). Antioxidant, anti-inflammatory, and antimicrobial properties of garlic and onions. Nutrition & food science, 37(3), 178-183.

To your health,

Seann

We have developed our products based on scientific research and/or the practical experience of many healthcare practitioners. There is a growing body of literature on food based nutrition and supplements and their application in support of our health. Please use our products under the advisement of your doctor.

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30 Days of Reconnection  began Monday, and it is not too late for you to join in.  Biomimicry has the answer to our existential dilemma, it lies in reconnecting with the natural world that surrounds us. For the next 28 days culminating on the Earth Day Celebration we will be guided in how we, the biosphere, can become whole and healthy.

 

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Dear Friends

Did you know that oat beta glucan has enjoyed a long history as a special fiber for heart health?

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The Beta Glucan Synbiotic is qualified for the American Heart Association “Healthy Heart” seal of approval.

From Sharper & Jones in 1959, to the Cornell China study in 1998, Andersson & Hellstrand in 2012, and the NIH report in 2015: oat beta glucan is found to lower LDL cholesterol and support a healthy heart function.

According to Andersson & Hellstrand (2012), oat β-glucan is not only known for its ability to lower LDL, but also for the general cardiovascular health-promoting properties – the micronutrients of oats, phytonutrients, that contribute to the protection of our hearts.

To strengthen the heart health properties, the Beta Glucan Synbiotic also contains red beetroot, shown in research as a rich source of dietary nitrate for heart and vascular health.

The gastrointestinal is central to a healthy functioning heart (Kassaian et al., 2017; Sáez-Lara et al., 2016), with many researchers positing the connection between heart and gut health (Serino et al., 2014; Huang et al., 2013).

The Beta Glucan is a comprehensive, multifunctional product – formulated to nourish the heart, open up circulation, and create a balanced microbiota in the gut.*

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References:

  • Anderson, K.E., & Hellstrand, P. (2012). Dietary oats and modulation of atherogenic pathways. Mol Nutr Food Res, 56(7), 1003-13.
  • Campbell T.C., Parpia, B., & Chen, J. (1998). Diet, lifestyle, and the etiology of coronary artery disease: the Cornell China Study.Am J Cardio, 82(10B), 18T-21T. Abstract
  • Huang, Y., Wang, X., Wang, J., Wu, F., Sui, Y., Yang, L., Wang, Z. (2013). Lactobacillus plantarum strains as potential probiotic cultures with cholesterol-lowering activity. J Dairy Sci, 96(5), 2746-53
  • Kassaian, N., Aminorroaya, A., Feizi, A., Jafari, P., Amini, M. (2017). The effects of probiotic and synbiotic supplementation on metabolic syndrome indices in adults at risk of type 2 diabetes: study protocol for a randomized controlled trial. Trial, 18(1), 148. DOI: 10.1186/s13063-017-1885-8
  • NIH (2015). Coronary Heart Disease. National Heart, lung, and Blood Institute; nhibi.hih.gov/health-topics/cad.
  • Sáez-Lara, M.J., Robles-Sanchez, C., Ruiz-Ojeda, F.J., Plaza-Diaz, J., Gil, A.(2016). Effects of Probiotics and Synbiotics on Obesity, Insulin Resistance Syndrome, Type 2 Diabetes and Non-Alcoholic Fatty Liver Disease: A Review of Human Clinical Trials. Int J Mol Sci, 17(6).
  • Serino, M., Blasco-Baque, V., Nicolas, S., & Burcelin, R. (2014). Far from the Eyes, Close to the Heart: Dysbiosis of Gut Microbiota and Cardiovasuclar Consequences. Curr Cardiol Rep, 16(11), 540.
  • Shaper, A.G., & Jones, K.W. (1959). Serum-cholesterol, diet, and coronary heart disease in Africans, and Asians in Uganda.The Lancet275(7102), 534-37.

To your health,

Seann

We have developed our products based on scientific research and/or the practical experience of many healthcare practitioners. There is a growing body of literature on food based nutrition and supplements and their application in support of our health. Please use our products under the advisement of your doctor.

Green Facts:

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The Game Changer, produced by James Cameron et al., is a revolutionary new documentary about meat, protein and strength.

It is an absolute must see.  The link above will connect you to their home page.

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Dear Friends

Trivalent chromium (Cr) is an essential trace element in the metabolism of fats, carbohydrates, and protein. In recent research, Farrokhian et al. (2019) found chromium to be effective for people who have diabetes and also suffer with coronary heart issues. The randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled trial was done with 64 diabetic patients with heart issues and found that 200 μg chromium increased insulin sensitivity compared with placebo, as well as a significant reduction in C-reactive protein and an elevation in total antioxidant capacity. Chromium also reduced high blood pressure and had even a beneficial impact on weight.

This is very good news, so why add beetroot when chromium is doing so much on its own?

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Beetroot, especially with a high nitrate capacity is found to confer cardiovascular health (Beals et al., 2017). Beetroot has also shown to lower blood pressure as well as help with weight management (Jajja et al., 2014). And lastly, Beetroot with its betalain pigment is a potent antioxidant and anti-inflammatory (Clifford et al., 2015).

In sports, Baily et al. in 2009 found an improved oxygen delivery to the muscles, which helps athlete gain endurance and strength. In 2019, Husmann et al. designed a study to find out if beetroot can reduce muscle fatigue, and found that high nitrate beetroot juice increased exercise ability with less pain.

Beetroot performs so well that we added high nitrate beetroot to our chromium, No 7 Systemic Booster, and of course to the Beta Glucan.

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Support blood sugar management and cardiovascular health.

Take 1 capsule twice daily.

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References

  • Bailey, S. J., Winyard, P., Vanhatalo, A., Blackwell, J. R., DiMenna, F. J., Wilkerson, D. P., … & Jones, A. M. (2009). Dietary nitrate supplementation reduces the O2 cost of low-intensity exercise and enhances tolerance to high-intensity exercise in humans. Journal of applied physiology107(4), 1144-1155.
  • Beals, J.W., Binns, S.E., Davis, J.L., Giordano, G.R., Klochak, A.L., Paris, H.L. … Bell, C. (2017). Concurrent Beet Juice and Carbohydrate Ingestion: Influence on Glucose Tolerance in Obese and Nonobese Adults. J Nutr Metab, 2017:6436783.
  • Farrokhian, A., Mahmoodian, M., Bahmani, F., Amirani, E., Shafabakhsh, R., & Asemi, Z. (2019). The Influences of Chromium Supplementation on Metabolic Status in Patients with Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus and Coronary Heart Disease. Biological Trace Element Research, 1-8.
  • Jajja, A., Sutyarjoko, A., Lara, J., Rennie, K., Brandt, K., Qadir, O., Siervo, M. (2014). Beetroot supplementation lowers daily systolic blood pressure in older, overweight subjects. Nutr Res. 34(10), 868-75.

To your health,

Seann

We have developed our products based on scientific research and/or the practical experience of many healthcare practitioners. There is a growing body of literature on food based nutrition and supplements and their application in support of our health. Please use our products under the advisement of your doctor.

Green Facts:

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The Game Changer, produced by James Cameron et al., is a revolutionary new documentary about meat, protein and strength.

It is an absolute must see.  The link above will connect you to their home page.

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